Friday 24 November 2017 'premium' content
Register   |   Forgot password?   |    AusPharmList   |    auspharmjobs.net.au   

Advertisers
and Sponsors

LOGIN  (email address)

PASSWORD

Remember me:
SEARCH SITE:
mail2web.com
CHECK YOUR EMAIL:


No polls are currently active, you can see the results from previous polls here.





AusPharm news

NPS continues focus on superbug threat : 15/11/2012 :

During this week's Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS is continuing to highlight to consumers and health professionals the threat posed by resistant strains of bacteria.

According to NPS, more than 2 in 3 Australians know bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics — but many don’t know what to do about it.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




ASMI conference looks to the future for world class reform : 15/11/2012 :

Initiatives to deliver Australia a world class regulatory system for medicines, and the future of healthcare retailing were the key features at the recent Australian Self-Medication Industry (ASMI) 2012 Annual Conference in Sydney.

The conference, “Future Proofing the Consumer Healthcare Industry”, heard from a range of local and international speakers from the consumer healthcare industry, government, the healthcare professions and academia.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Poll: my experience with electronic transfer of prescriptions is.... : 14/11/2012 :

'Listers may recall the recent news, as reported in IT blog Pulse+IT, that 'GPs and pharmacists will soon be able to send and receive electronic prescriptions from either eRx Script Exchange or MediSecure Script Vault following an agreement between the two vendors to allow interoperability'.

Now that electronic transfer of prescriptions (ETP) has been running for over three years, how are you finding your experience with ETP?

Please let us know by voting in this week's AusPharm poll.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Pharmacy support sought during antibiotic awareness week : 13/11/2012 :

NPS MedicineWise has called on pharmacies to assist in the global fight against antibiotic resistance as part of Australia's first Antibiotic Awareness Week, launched in Sydney yesterday.
 
Throughout the week, Australian pharmacists and pharmacy staff are being encouraged to use a range of NPS MedicineWise resources to engage consumers in conversations about antibiotic resistance and help change attitudes and behaviours towards antibiotics.
 
As pharmacists are aware, globally the misuse of antibiotics is contributing to the rapid development and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Chair of NPS MedicineWise, Dr Janette Randall, says changing community attitudes and expectations around antibiotics is a vital step in helping to combat antibiotic resistance.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




New E-Learnign modules on antibiotic resistance : 13/11/2012 :

Another focus during this week's Antibiotic Awareness Week is the launch by NPS MedicineWise and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) of a series of online e-learning modules designed to help combat antibiotic resistance by encouraging the safe and appropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals.
 
Aimed particularly at prescribers in their first two years out of medical school, as well as nurse practitioners, hospital pharmacists and university students, the four modules address specific areas where antibiotic use in hospitals needs improvement.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




The Conversation: For your own good? Privacy law and enthusiastic pharmacists : 12/11/2012 :

Many 'listers will by now have seen last Monday's 7.30 Report story on the problems being caused by non prescription codeine supplied from pharmacies.

In the story Tasmanian pharmacist Michael Meaney said "Project Stop hasn’t been approved for codeine sales, but we’re doing it because we think it’s the lesser evil to perhaps infringe on people’s personal privacy, to infringe on these privacy laws rather than allow a handful of people to do enormous damage to themselves."

premium You need to be a "premium" subscriber to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




TGA consultations on OTC med advisory statements : 12/11/2012 :

The TGA is currently seeking comments from interested parties on the proposed label advisory statements for three drugs when included in non prescription medicines. The aim of the consultations is to help ensure that the proposed advisory statements are appropriate and support the quality use of medicines for non-prescription products.

The drugs in question are azelastine for topical ophthalmic and nasal use, famciclovir for oral use and loratadine and desloratadine, also for oral administration.

Details are here.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Dextropropoxyphene saga drawing to a close? : 12/11/2012 :

'Listers will be aware that the proposed removal of dextropropoxyphene (DPP) containing products from the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) has been the subject of protracted legal and administrative proceedings since the initial TGA decision, in December 2011, to remove the products from the ARTG.

In what may be the final part of the process, proceedings regarding the cancellation of Di-Gesic and Doloxene have now resumed before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and the matter has been set down for a final hearing on 27 and 28 February 2013. Because of the stay granted by the AAT, the cancellation decisions will not take effect until further order of the AAT. The sponsor of the two other DPP containing products previously on the ARTG, Capadex and Paradex, did not challenge the original TGA decision and their ARTG registrations were cancelled on 1 March 2012.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Pharmacy Gangnam Style : 12/11/2012 :

Thanks to the several 'listers who sent this along.

Click the image to see the video on the YouTube website.

 

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework released : 12/11/2012 :

The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework for Australia has now been released following its recent endorsement by the Pharmacy Board of Australia.

The development of the framework was undertaken by a Steering Committee containing representatives of ten Australian pharmacy organisations. Many individual pharmacists also provided feedback during the consultation phase. The project took into account other relevant national and international initiatives including work by the United Kingdom Competency Development and Evaluation Group, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Pharmacy Council of New Zealand and pharmacists in the Australian hospital sector.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




RGH E‑Bulletin: Changing goalposts in the management of type 2 diabetes : 12/11/2012 :

The topic of this week's RGH E‑Bulletin is Changing goalposts in the management of type 2 diabetes.

"Contemporary management of type 2 diabetes (T2D) involves addressing all risk factors that contribute to the morbidity and mortality, namely lifestyle, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and hyperglycaemia. Treatment goals continue to evolve as evidence emerges and consensus opinion converges.  The National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance Guidelines for the management of absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk recommend (based on consensus) implementing pharmacotherapy with the aim of reducing levels towards the targets (table 1) while balancing the risk and benefits of drug treatment.

Click here to read the bulletin in full. The E‑Bulletins are archived on the AusPharmList website here.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Some support for ending country town ownership monopolies : 09/11/2012 :

In light of media coverage of Leeton pharmacist Tracey Rudd's attempts to establish a third pharmacy in Leeton, where the existing two pharmacies are owned by the same owner(s), this week's poll asked 'listers whether they thought, in such circumstances, the Location Rules should allow for the establishment of a a third pharmacy.

Unsurprisingly, the response was mixed with 46% of those responding supporting the proposal and 54% against (n=232). The largest vote block was 'No, not fair on the existing owners who have invested big time'.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




TGA business plan 2012-2013 : 09/11/2012 :

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has this week published its Business Plan for 2012-2013. It provides an overview of the organisation's strategic considerations including its mission, key roles and responsibilities, priorities (and its approach to these), areas of particular emphasis and significant changes and challenges.

It's available on the TGA website, here.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Become an antibiotic resistance fighter : 08/11/2012 :

This month, NPS MedicineWise is urging all Australians to join the global fight against antibiotic resistance and help reduce the spread of untreatable superbugs.

A story aired on Four Corners recently explored the rise of superbugs and examine why our reliance on antibiotics could pose a serious threat to our health.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Poll: Is competition the best medicine? : 07/11/2012 :

'Listers may have seen recent coverage in pharmacy media (drawn from this story, Competition is the best medicine, in Riverina newspaper The Irrigator) about Leeton pharmacist Tracey Rudd's attempt to open what would be a third pharmacy in the town. Tracey's application to the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority will be refused as the proposal does not meet ACPA criteria for the granting of an approval number. However, she is planning to appeal directly to the Health Minister who has 'ministerial discretion' to grant the approval. The basis of Ms Rudd's appeal is that the town's two existing pharmacies are owned by the same owners, limiting competition.

This is not an uncommon situation - there are a number of Australian country towns where the only two pharmacies in town are owned by the same owner(s). In such circumstances should the Pharmacy Location Rules allow the establishment of a third pharmacy?

What do you think? Please let us know by voting in today's AusPharm poll.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Second UTS Pharmacy Barometer released : 07/11/2012 :

The second Pharmacy Barometer was released last week by partner organisations Cegedim Strategic Data and University of Technology, Sydney.

The Barometer Survey sought to evaluate the provision of services in community pharmacy and found that pharmacists believe there is increasing opportunity to move into, or to further develop, a service based business model.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




2012 a 'moderate' year for flu : 07/11/2012 :

Each year we bring to 'listers' attention the Flutracking project, run by Hunter New England Health in NSW.

The FluTracking project is an online health surveillance system designed to detect epidemics of influenza. People who register with FluTracking respond to a weekly email about the symptoms they or their household members have had in the previous week. There were 16,022 Flutrackers who participated this year compared to 13,101 last year - their contributed data is charted weekly.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




TGA medicines labelling review progresses : 06/11/2012 :

In May 2012, the TGA sought commenced a consultation on a review of the presentation of information on the labels and packages of medicines. The consultation paper contained recommendations covering products purchased from a supermarket or a pharmacy without a prescription as well as products purchased following a consultation with a health professional, usually with a prescription.

The consultation closed in August and the TGA has now considered the 110 submissions received and has published an 'Initial analysis of submissions and proposed next steps in the review process'.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Review of PBS listed anti-dementia medicines confirms overuse : 06/11/2012 :

A Review of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme anti-dementia drugs to treat Alzheimers Disease has found it is likely that more than 50% of PBS scripts for these drugs are being used in ways outside  PBS listing parameters. The drugs involved are: donepezil; rivastigmine; galantamine; and memantine.

An initial review of cholinesterase inhibitor (CEI) medicines to treat Alzheimers disease in 2010‑11 carried out by the Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee (DUSC) of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC), indicated that these medicines were being prescribed to a much larger population for longer periods of time than was originally agreed as cost-effective by the PBAC.

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Rohan Elliott awarded 2012 GSK Medal of Merit : 05/11/2012 :

Rohan Elliott has been awarded the GlaxoSmithKline Medal of Merit for 2012.

The GlaxoSmithKline Medal of Merit is an annual award available to a member of SHPA who has made an outstanding recent contribution or contributions to the practice of hospital pharmacy or the professional development of pharmacy in the previous three years.

 

premium You need to log in to read the rest of this article. Click here for details




Go to page: PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 NEXT


Click here to go to the old "Industry News" page (pre 01/09/2006).


Fred Dispense

Don't rush to crusg - a PBA required text

Complement your pharmacy career

easyBLIST, pack smarter, pack quicker

Pharmacy Pro

What's NXT?

MIMS

Powerful Productive Tracking

eRx paperless - do you claiming in the cl0ud

Australian Medicines Handbook

Pharmaceutical Defence Limited

PCCA

Guildcare - one Seamless Software Solution

Ready to advance your practice?

Fred Health

APF23 - Australia’s everyday guide to pharmacy practice

MIMS

Australian College of Pharmacy

JR Pharmacy Services

Click here to advertise here